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Policy flip flops, discoms hinder progress in solar rooftop projects

According to the industry data, close to 75 per cent of rooftop installations comes from the commercial and industrial segment

solar power, renewable energy, power, clean energy

Shreya Jai New Delhi
When the Central government revised the target for renewable energy installations in 2014, of the 100 Gw earmarked for solar power, 40 Gw was supposed to come from rooftop solar by 2022 and the balance from utility scale or ground-mounted solar projects.

Unlike developed nations such as Germany which pushed solar rooftop to improve public perceptions towards green energy, the government has been aggressively batting for utility scale.

So, while utility scale solar has seen immense progress with leading players lining up for projects, tariff spiralling down, and Central agencies pushing mega projects, rooftop solar has continued to remain a

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First Published: Jun 19 2021 | 6:10 AM IST

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